Soreang-Pasir Koja Toll Road Bidding to Start This week

Bidding on construction of a toll road is expected to start this week. (Antara Photo/Eric Ireng)

By : Eko Adityo Nugroho | on 2:50 PM December 15, 2014
Category : Business, Economy

Jakarta. The Indonesian government will start the bidding process for the Soreang-Pasir Koja toll road section in West Java this week, as part of its push to improve the country's road network.

The bidding process and winner selection for the Rp 1.79 trillion ($147 million) project is expected to take as long as six months, while the government completes the land acquisition for the project, said Achmad Gani Ghazali Akman, the head of Toll Road Regulatory Body at the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry, on Sunday.

The 10.6-kilometer Soreang-Pasir Koja toll road section would connect with the existing Padalarang-Cileunyi toll road — linking Soreang, the capital of Bandung district, with a direct access to the capital city Jakarta and the Cikarang industrial area to the north.

President Joko Widodo vows to build 1,500 kilometers of toll roads over the next five years, up from about 820 kilometers now.

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